Radiology of Australian Mammals
How to interpret radiographs of native mammals in order to make informed decisions on diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
Interest in the conservation and welfare of Australian native wildlife continues to grow. Veterinarians are frequently presented with injured, diseased or orphaned animals and there is increasing veterinary involvement in conservation programs. In Australia and overseas, Australian mammals are used in research, kept as pets and are popular display and education animals in zoos and fauna parks. + Full description
The recognition, diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease in wildlife species present unique challenges for the veterinarian. Radiology is a fundamental diagnostic tool that can be used to further define the nature and extent of injury or disease, guide therapeutic decisions and determine prognosis. An essential aspect of radiology is the recognition and description of abnormal findings. In order to recognise abnormalities, knowledge of normal radioanatomy is necessary. Radiology of Australian Mammals provides a detailed reference on the normal radioanatomy of Australian mammals.
A chapter on radiographic technique covers digital radiography of small species, and restraint and positioning to obtain diagnostic images. This is followed by chapters covering the normal radioanatomy of the short-beaked echidna, platypus, macropods, koala, wombats, dasyurids, possums and gliders, bandicoots and the bilby, and bats. Each chapter includes a detailed description of anatomy relevant to radiography and multiple images of normal radiographs with outlines and annotations identifying relevant structures. A chapter on dental radiology discusses and demonstrates normal dental radioanatomy. The final chapter includes selected radiographic pathology case studies providing an appreciation of radiographic findings seen in some common diseases of Australian mammals. A checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a glossary of abbreviations and terms used for annotation of images complete the volume.- Short description
"This is a unique and comprehensive book that will become a valuable resource for those working with Australian wildlife. With increasing interest in the conservation and welfare of Australian native wildlife, Radiology of Australian Mammals will be of use to veterinarians, zoologists and veterinary students, both in Australia and also overseas where Australian mammals are kept in zoos and wildlife parks."
Dr Phil Tucak, Australian Veterinary Journal 93(12), 2015, pp. 465
"This book is an essential reference for anyone (practitioner, radiologist, nurse, and student) who might deal with Australian mammals. If you don't think you are likely to radiograph a wombat or possum soon, buy a copy anyway and leave it on your coffee table next time you have guests. It is fun to read (yes, I am a radiology-nerd), it will be a great conversation-starter and you will look like a most sophisticated practitioner!"
Zoe Lenard, Centre for Veterinary Education Control & Therapy Series, Issue 282, March 2016, pp. 23-24
"This is an extremely accessible, practical book, logically organised and indexed for easy reference. The authors and contributors have done an incredible job compiling such a breadth of images.
This is the first and only comprehensive resource on the normal radioanatomy of Australian mammals. As such it will prove a useful addition to every practice library, but especially those with a wildlife caseload. It will also be beneficial to veterinary students, nurses and those working in zoos and sanctuaries. For the high production quality and comprehensive content it represents excellent value."
Anne Fawcett, The Veterinarian, October 2015
"Aside from being a book one can simply browse through, marveling at the images, Radiology of Australian Mammals has a lot to offer from a technical aspect as well. Vogelnest and Allen have collected sample radiographs and diagnoses across nearly all families of Australian mammals, including both healthy and injured specimens. This is ultimately where the text’s strength lies: in providing the first comprehensive reference material for Australian mammal radiography."
William Geary, Wild Melbourne (blog), 24/11/15
"The radiographic images in this book are the real stars of the show: most are crisp, sharply defined, and have excellent contrast. Some images are particularly striking, notably several of female marsupials showing pouch young in situ... This book will be essential for vets working in Australia, particularly those in rural and suburban areas where they are likely to regularly encounter injured native wildlife."
Robin M. D. Beck, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 2016
"Radiology of Australian Mammals is a highly commendable effort that will have enormous practical value for decades to come. As written, it is also an easily accessible resource for any interested general audience. It is surely a "must buy" for any veterinarian engaged in the care of mammalian wildlife in Australia."
Scott Carver, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol 91, June 2016, pp 230-231
DetailsHardback | June 2015 | $180.00
ISBN: 9780643108646 | 320 pages | 270 x 210 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePDF | June 2015
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Detailed descriptions of anatomy, highlighting unique features of the taxonomic group
- Comprehensively illustrated with detailed, high quality digital radiographs
- Illustrates normal radiographic anatomy, allowing veterinary practitioners to identify what is abnormal in their patients
- A useful reference for students and zoologists studying anatomy and biology of Australian mammals
- Depicts common diseases and injuries that can be visualised radiographically
1 Radiographic technique
2 Short-beaked echidna
4 Macropods (potoroids and macropodids)
5 Koala (co-authored by Dr Susan Hemsley)
8 Possums and gliders
9 Bandicoots and Bilby
11 Dental radiology (Nadine Fiani)
12 Radiographic pathology case studies (Frances Hulst, Graeme Allan, Larry Vogelnest)
Appendix 1 A checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories (Paul Andrew)